Because coding info is revised annually medical assistants responsible for coding should
A attend at least one CPT class each year
B attend at least one ICD-9 class eery 2 years
C attend at least one ICD-9 and one CPT class every 2 years
D attend at least one CPT and one ICD-9 class each year
E Review codes in their spare time, there is no need to attend classes
How many digits are assigned to the primary code in the CPT coding system?
Which of the following sections of the CPT book refers to evaluation and management?
According to the CPT, when a health care claim for the removal of a melanoma is coded, the code should be listed under which of the following body systems?
The ICD-9-CM codes for classifying the causes of injuries, poisonings, or adverse drug reactions are?
A E codes
B M codes
C G codes
D V codes
E J codes
The medicare level ll codes are included in which of the following?
A resource based relative value scale
C Diagnosis related groups
Which of the following is a diagnostic coding system that is used to code morbidity?
A Physicians desk reference
C resource based relative value scale
ICD-9-CM codes are revised, expanded, and refined annually to ensure?
A specificity of disease
B speed of claims processing
C bundling of codes
D accuracy of insurance claims
E accuracy of diagnosis
Which of the following is indicated by a triangle placed before a CPT code?
A a code has been deleted
B a new code has been added
C a code description has been changed or modified
D a procedure is not subject to the surgical package concept
E multiple procedures have been performed
Which of the following is a coding system used by medicare providers to report supplies and injections?
A relative value scale
B resource based relative value scale
E diagnosis related groups
When using ICD-9-CM codes which of the following will occur when the fourth and fifth digits are omitted?
A faster payments
B claim denials
C third party downcoding
D third party up coding
E increased payments
Which of the following ICD-9-CM codes indicates the cause of an accident?
Changing a code to one you know the insurance company will pay for is called?
A double billing
C coding for packaging
D coding for coverage
E supporting documentation
Which of the following is the most important factor in coding?
A level of codes
B quantity of codes
C accuracy of codes
D speed of coding process
E Knowledge and understanding of medical term
Which of the following is a coding sysem used to document the procedure for suturing a laceration?
A relative value scale
B resourse based relative value scale
C diagnostic related groups
D International classification of diseases
E Current procedural terminology CPT
A two digit modifier attached to the five digit CPT code indicates?
A the severity of the patients illness
B the time services were performed
C a service or procedure has been altered
D a surgical procedure was performed
E where services were performed